Canada Study permit: How to apply

Applying for a study permit for Canada is a multi-step process that can take some time to complete. Here is an overview of the steps you will need to take to apply for a study permit:

  1. Obtain a letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. In order to apply for a study permit, you must first be accepted into a program of study at a DLI.
  2. Gather the required documents: You will need to submit various documents as part of your application, such as proof of financial support, a valid passport, and police clearance certificates.
  3. Complete the study permit application form and pay the application fee. You can apply online or on paper, Application fee may vary by the country you are applying from, and you should check the fees before applying.
  4. Schedule an interview (if required): Some applicants may be required to attend an in-person or virtual interview as part of the application process.
  5. Give your biometrics: You will be required to give your fingerprints and a photo if you are from certain countries and regions.
  6. Wait for a decision: Processing times for study permit applications can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the country you are applying from, the type of program you are applying to, and how complete your application is.

It is important to note that you must be accepted to a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada before applying for a study permit. Also make sure that you start the process well in advance, since it can take several months to complete.

You can check the official website of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for more information on the study permit application process and to get the latest updates and requirements.